“How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Today’s photo of the Bohemian Hotel is the result of getting up early on a day off to go to Celebration, Florida for a morning walk. I took along my Fujifilm X-T1 and a lightweight tripod and captured this photo when the sun was just above the horizon and the lake was perfectly still. This is an HDR image, comprised of three bracketed exposures combined in HDR Pro and Photoshop.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Fujifilm X-T1, Bracketed HDR Image
Yeah, I got your curiosity with that post title, didn’t I? The statue in the photo is actually located on the porch of a wonderful (and popular!) restaurant named Yellow Dog Eats outside Orlando in the small town of Gotha. Thus, while I’ll admit intentional misdirection in the hope of appealing to your curiosity, it should be noted that I delivered what the title of this post promised. I hope you like it. [By the way, what’s up with the funky fingers on this thing?]
“Yellow Dog Eats Statue”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/1600 sec., 28mm
“Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”
― Peter Adejimi
As promised in yesterday’s post, today’s photo is the last of those I captured in my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center last Sunday. I have quite enjoyed the focus on black-and-white with these images; it was my intent when I set out to photograph scenes that would translate well to B&W, and the bright afternoon sun combined with the dramatic skies of an approaching storm were well-suited to that objective. All of the photos that day were also the product of my first real “street outing” with the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens. I’m pleased; there will be more.
“Celebration Hotel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm
“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
Presenting two more photos from my photo-walk in Celebration Town Center, both taken at the AMC Celebration 2 theatre building — closed since 2010. The sun was out and quite bright, but the storm coming in created the perfect opportunity to capture some interesting shadows and dramatic clouds. My next post will feature the final image from that day. Like the photo of the theatre’s twin spires here, it also has great clouds. So please come back! I hope you enjoy the photos.
“Shape and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm
“Line and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm